Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

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Our Spring Equinox Jam begins tonight!

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Workstudy available

We're seeking an Office Manager, Operations Director, Head Chef/Kitchen Manager and Spring volunteers!
A new workshop series

Social Justice Sundays (SJS): Tools for Healthy Community Engagement is a new workshop series focused on various topics such as inclusion, accessibility, anti-oppression, understanding implicit bias, microaggressions in the workplace, cultivating empathy, and more. At each workshop, co-led by a trained Social Justice Facilitator and a Somatics Practitioner, participants will engage in open dialogue, critical thinking, and creative, interactive, & movement-based tools for building authentic, equitable relationships.

Post-session we will offer a delicious shared dinner and open dance/jam space where you can further integrate the material.

Workshop dates: Mar. 24, Apr. 28, May 26, June 23, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 17

Join us for our first SJS of the new year on March 24th!

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Register today for our Winter/Spring programs!

We're so excited to welcome talented teachers and facilitators for new programming including Queer CI Lab and Jam with Taja Will, Ryuta Iwashita, & pavleheidler and FISSURE with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, & Karen Nelson. We also look forward to our Spring Equinox Jam, facilited by Elise Knudson & Rebeca Medina.

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Still accepting applicants!

A weeklong workshop with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson

Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? 

 

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

May 16, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Celebrate, disrupt, and re-imagine Contact Improvisation. The Queer CI Lab and Jam aims to bring queer experience, thought, and politics into the practice of CI through movement, dialogue, workshops, & jamming.For anyone who self-identifies as Queer, Trans, Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Asexual,...
May 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to May 25, 2019 - 3:00pm
with mayfield brooks, Ray Chung, and Karen Nelson  Stepping beyond knowing, how do we proceed? Opening to the unexpected, ready for change. Breakages occur; how do we meet them? Offering grounding, embodied practices, 3 classes daily, POC only and + Allies spaces, questions into...
May 30, 2019 - 5:00pm to June 2, 2019 - 3:00pm
This weekend workshop is an opportunity for dancers to dig into the skills and practices of physical communication in ensemble dancing in order to become relevant to the change they seek in the world. Based in dynamic research practices, we reach into the physics, somatics, and attentional skills...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

March 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Come move with friends new and old in the embrace of Spring’s awakening! We melt away the layers of winter, find our flow, and re-energize in the dance of Contact Improvisation. Open to all ages, backgrounds, levels, and styles of dancing. Equinox Invitation: Encountering Unfinished Bodies...
March 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for an Open Jam following our first Social Justice Sundays training of the year! $10 - $20 sliding scale(Jam free with training) (Photo credit: Anna M. Maynard)
March 31, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:30pm
Our second CI Workshop of the year! Learn & practice the form of Contact Improvisation (CI) from amazing teachers. Four times a year, experienced CI teachers rotate in to lead a workshop to those both new to and experienced in the form. All dance levels & styles welcome. 4 - 6:30pm...